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President Zuma Congratulates Prime Minister-Elect of Mauritius
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has extended his congratulations to Anerood Jugnauth on his election as the Prime Minister of Mauritius following a resounding victory by his party in the country's legislative elections that were held last week.
Women and The Winds of Political Change
[Gender Links]Port Louis -The election results came like a gust of wind last Thursday with Mauritius' opposition coalition - Alliance Lepep led by ex-president Anerood Jugnauth winning the majority vote. While the winds of change have roused celebration for the first ever woman President of the Republic of Mauritius- Professor Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the winds also blew away any chances of more gender parity in Parliament.
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Mauritius
This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Mauritius. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. Doing Business 2015 is the 12th edition in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business; for 2015 Mauritius ranks 28. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and over time. Doing Business measures regulations affecting 11 areas of the life of a business known as indicators. Ten of these areas are included in this year's ranking on the ease of doing business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, and resolving insolvency. Doing Business also measures labor market regulation, which is not included in this year's ranking. The data in this report are current as of June 1, 2014 (except for the paying taxes indicators, which cover the period from January to December 2013).
Enterprise surveys : Mauritius country profile 2009
The Country Profile for Mauritius is based on data from the Enterprise Surveys conducted by the World Bank. The benchmarks include the averages for the group of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Mauritius income group. The enterprise surveys focus on the many factors that shape the decisions of firms to invest. These factors can be accommodating or constraining and play an important role in whether a country will prosper or not. An accommodating business environment is one that encourages firms to operate efficiently. Such conditions strengthen incentives for firms to innovate and to increase productivity, key factors for sustainable development. A more productive private sector, in turn, expands employment and contributes taxes necessary for public investment in health, education, and other services. In contrast, a poor business environment increases the obstacles to conducting business activities and decreases a country's prospects for reaching its potential in terms of employment, production, and welfare. Enterprise surveys are conducted by the World Bank and its partners across all geographic regions and cover small, medium, and large companies. The surveys are applied to a representative sample of firms in the non-agricultural economy. The sample is consistently defined in all countries and includes the entire manufacturing sector, the services sector, and the transportation and construction sectors. Public utilities, government services, health care, and financial services sectors are not included in the sample. Enterprise surveys collect a wide array of qualitative and quantitative information through face-to-face interviews with firm managers and owners regarding the business environment in their countries and the productivity of their firms. The topics covered in Enterprise Surveys include infrastructure, trade, finance, regulations, taxes and business licensing, corruption, crime and informality, finance, innovation, labor, and perceptions about obstacles to doing business.
Opposition Wins Surprise Landslide Victory
[Deutsche Welle]Final results from elections on the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius have shown a landslide victory for the center-right opposition coalition. Voters rejected government plans to expand presidential powers.
Opposition Celebrate Winning Parliamentary Polls
[Seychelles News Agency]Victoria Seychelles -The Seychelles President James Michel has congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth following the victory of the opposition coalition, Alliance Lepep, in yesterday's parliamentary polls held in the Indian Ocean island nation.
Anerood Jugnauth Congratulated on Election Victory
[Government of Seychelles]Following the victory of the Alliance Lepep, led by Sir Anerood Jugnauth, in the general election, President James Michel has extended his congratulations to the newly-elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius on behalf of the Government and the people of Seychelles.
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane Arrives in Mauritius
[SAnews.gov.za]International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius, where she has joined the SADC Election Observation Mission (SEOM) in observing the conduct of the 2014 National Assembly elections taking place today.
Human Rights Day Workshop Sensitises Prison Officers On How to Protect Detainees' Rights
[Government of Mauritius]A workshop, aiming to sensitise some 40 Prison Officers on how to safeguard the human rights of detainees, opened this morning at Clos St Louis, in Domaine Les Pailles, in the context of Human Rights Day 2014.
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